Faculty Position in the Department of Neurosurgery

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Nov 30, 2022

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Life Sciences, Genetics, Stem Cells, Cancer Research, Epigenetics
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Full Time
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The Department of Neurosurgery and the Huntsman Cancer Institute are seeking an exceptional Basic Science/Early Translational candidate with a focused interest in brain tumors to join our Faculty at the Assistant or Associate Professor level (tenure track). The selected individual will be an accomplished academic with a track record of significant research funding and with a history of successful collaboration. Their scientific program will be housed within HCI and will provide the opportunity to conduct collaborative work among the neuro-oncology community at HCI and the University of Utah in concert with the clinician scientists within the larger department of Neurosurgery. These combined entities offer a robust research environment, and the candidate will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to national and international collaborative research and to initiate and help facilitate interdisciplinary projects within our Center for Neurologic Cancers.

We are seeking a junior or mid-career investigator with innovative basic or translational cancer biology programs that emphasize mechanistic approaches to the understanding and treatment of primary and/or metastatic brain tumors. Areas of interest include signal transduction, stem cells, gene regulation/transcription, chromatin/epigenetics, genome stability/DNA repair, cancer metabolism, cancer genetics, metastasis, tumor immunology, pediatric/youth cancers, target validation, drug discovery/validation, epigenetics & gene expression, DNA damage & repair, cancer initiating cells, and mechanisms of therapy resistance.

HCI and the University Health Sciences Center provide access to state-of-the-art equipment and services through exceptional Core Facilities (see www.cores.utah.edu) that enhance both discovery and translational science. HCI also offers state-of-the-art laboratories including a new 225,000 sq. ft. research building. For more information about HCI visit www.huntsmancancer.org.

Applicants for Assistant Professor are expected to hold a PhD or MD/PhD (or equivalent), to have received appropriate postdoctoral training and to have a track record of research impact and productivity. Applicants at the Associate Professor level should additionally have a proven record of independent funding and innovative research. HCI particularly encourages and welcomes applications from physician-scientists. Highly competitive recruitment packages are available with appointment and rank in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Utah coupled with an appointment as an HCI Investigator.

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter containing a description of professional experience [including scientific accomplishments, leadership responsibilities (for senior candidates) and 3 references], and a 3-page research plan. The position will remain open until filled, but applications received before December 12, 2022 date will receive priority for review

To apply online, please visit the following link:


Or, send to:

Huntsman Cancer Institute

Attn: Recruitment Office

2000 Circle of Hope, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-5550

Email: hci.recruitment@hci.utah.edu

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status.


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